Joint Institute for Advanced Study / Princeton University Astrophysics Colloquium

Colloquiums are held on Tuesdays at 11:00 am and are organized by The Institute for Advanced Study in the Fall and Princeton University in the Spring. Details on the Fall 2021 colloquiums can be found below. The Joint Astrophysics Colloquium is immediately followed by the Bahcall Lunch. 

For questions about a speaker's visit to The Institute for Advanced Study, please contact: Helmer KoppelmanCarolyn Raithel, or Amanda Cenker.

For questions about a speaker's visit to Princeton University, please contact: Christopher Spalding, Allison Strom , or Mami Akiyama.

Videos of past talks at the IAS can be found on the IAS video server or on YouTube.

Colloquia Archives

Current Colloquium Schedule

Sep
28
2021

Institute for Advanced Study / Princeton University Joint Astrophysics Colloquium

All you need is a Normalizing Flow
Uros Seljak
11:00am|IAS, Wolfensohn Hall, Lecture Hall and via Zoom

Normalizing Flows (NF) are bijective maps from the data to a Gaussian (normal) distribution or viceversa. In contrast to other generative models they are lossless and provide data likelihood via the Jacobian of the transformation. I will first...

Oct
05
2021

Institute for Advanced Study / Princeton University Joint Astrophysics Colloquium

The PAH Revolution: Cold, Dark Carbon at the Earliest Stages of Star Formation
Brett McGuire
11:00am|IAS, Wolfensohn Hall and via Zoom

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) have been implicated as a large reservoir of reactive carbon in the interstellar medium since the 1980s. PAHs have been widely attributed as the carriers of the unidentified infrared bands where their...